(From the publisher):
Thirteen year old Mary Lou Finney is required to keep a summer journal - and this is it! At first she wonders what a journal is but its pretty obvious that she soon regards it as a place to record the happenings of the day (with her large and quirky family there are always happenings!), her musings on her required reading books (Homer, Shakespeare and Robert Frost) and on her life - like whether Alex Cheevy is actually going to kiss her, whether kisses taste like chicken, and why Carl Ray her cousin from West Virginia is so silent and awkward and why she and her best friend Beth Ann just had their first fight since fourth grade and her 'culture shock' upon visiting Carl Ray's family in West Virginia. Sprinkled with a few home truths, this is mostly an amusing, literate, funny, and comfortable book which Mary Lou definitely doesn't want her English teacher to read - but you can!
Original title: Absolutely Normal Chaos
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Mystery
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction